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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Deadlift Imperial IPA is unlike any Imperial IPA you’ve ever lifted from the beer aisle. It has the strong hop flavor you’d expect from an Imperial IPA but no heaviness that could weigh down your desire to take another sip. The unique flavor stems in part from Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. Deadlift’s other component, a simple but fully braced malt backbone muscles up enough malty sweetness and caramel character to spot the incredibly robust hop flavor and aroma.

Deadlift Imperial IPA uses Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand’s best hop growing region: South Island’s Nelson. This region produces some of the most flavorful hops found anywhere. These hops have an intense citrus, fruity, berry-like aroma and flavor that makes them unique. The result will surely be a welcome workout for your taste buds.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Profanity (17) - Espoo, - APR 30, 2014
I had a bottle of Nelson imperial IPA, but apparently this is the same with different name. Loved this really much, full bodied, full of fruity aromas, tropical fruits. A bit of sweetness balanced with the strong alcohol.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (581) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 28 Aug 2011 -- Very much enjoyed this. Might be my favorite beer from Widmer. Grassy hops and malt body are yummy.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rich71 (31) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Erg lekker ! Goudkleurig met een volle witte schuimkraag. Smaakt bitter, droog met een citroen/lichtzoete nasmaak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1079) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Hoopy and sweet nose, apricit and hops fullbody and some sweetnes fine length

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"two Deadlifts on the site - this one has the full name, but the abv is too high (8.6 on the bottle). i was looking forward to this one, but it finished near the bottom at a recent hoppy tasting, even below some pale ales. bitter hops but not very floral. a little piney as well, but malt dominated. not what i look for in a dbl ipa. brrr is better. repackaged 22 as Nelson - fresher, better. average 3.0 & 3.7. "

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (878) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Bottle: Nelson Imperial IPA. Cloudy amber, thick and frothy offwhite head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma. Flavour has juicy grapes and caramel, bubblegum. Creamy mouthfeel, controlled bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
355ml bottle as Nelson Imperial IPA, 8. 6% abv, shared at the Muru Bar in Joensuu. Bright dark golden pour. Just a few bubble on the surface. Dried fruity aroma, notes of alcohol. Drying taste profile of apricot, honey and ripe orange. Dry bittersweet finish. Notiecable alcohol. Heavy to drink (17.08.2014).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (5064) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, light aged hops, and a hint of fruit. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) with a one finger off-white head that settles at a thick film. Thick soapy rings are left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and a touch of fruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, another of many IPA/IIPAs with way too much caramel and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
bottled, labelled nelson imperial ipa - thanks skykob. clear golden with a lingering head; decent balance of caramel and pancake dough character and tropical hops; medium bitterness, lightly piney. very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (228) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Deep orange color.Aroma of caramel, citrus, little honey. Taste bitter and sweet, citrus, honey and some fruit notes. Medium body. Well balanced. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
355 ml bottle as Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA. Slightly hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, marmalade and light resin. Taste is sweet, a bit boozy, marmalade, caramel, fruit, pine and resin with a bitter pine finish


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